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This article is about the American physician and author. For the Alberta politician
of the same name, see John Alexander McDougall.
John A. McDougall
John McDougall in 2013-09-24 11-25.jpg
Born May 17, 1947 (age 70)
Nationality American
Education Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (M.D.)
Occupation Physician, author
Known for Advocacy of a low-fat, whole food, vegan diet as preventing
degenerative diseases
Notable work The McDougall Plan (1983), The Starch Solution (2011)
John A. McDougall (born May 17, 1947) is an American physician and author who has
written that degenerative disease can be prevented and treated with a low-fat,
whole foods, plant-based vegan dietespecially one based on starches which excludes
animal foods and added vegetable oils.[1] McDougall's dietThe McDougall Planhas
been categorized as a fad diet that carries some disadvantages, such as a boring
food choice and the risk of feeling hungry.[2]

Contents [hide]
1 Early years education and career
2 Diet programs and products
2.1 McDougall Plan reception
3 Bibliography
4 References
5 Further reading
Early years education and career
He was born on May 17, 1947.[3]

McDougall is a graduate of Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine.

[4] He performed his internship at Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, in
1972 and his medical residency at the University of Hawaii.[4] He is certified as
an internist by the Board of Internal Medicine and the National Board of Medical
Examiners.[citation needed]

In 1965, at age 18, McDougall suffered a massive stroke, which he attributed to his
high animal product diet.[5]

Between 1973 and 1976, McDougall worked as a physician at the Hamakua Sugar
Plantation on Hawaii Island. Between 1986 and 2002, he launched a vegetarian
dietary program at St. Helena Hospital in the Napa Valley, California. Between 1999
and 2001, he ran a dietary program for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association in
Minneapolis, Minnesota.[5]

McDougall is on the advisory board of Naked Food Magazine, for which he is also a
regular contributor of articles espousing a plant-based diet.[6][non-primary source

Diet programs and products

In 2002, McDougall began the McDougall Program at the Flamingo Resort in Santa
Rosa, California. The McDougall Program is a 10-day residential treatment program
based in Santa Clara, California which features a low fat starch based diet.[4][7]

McDougall is the co-founder, chairman, and sole board member of San Francisco based
Dr. McDougall's Right Foods Inc., which produces dried and packaged soups, and is
manufactured by the SF Spice Co.[4][8][9] He is also a member of the advisory board
of the animal-activist group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
[10][11] In 2016, McDougall was one of four named plaintiffs in a lawsuit by the
PCRM alleging improper industry influence on establishing cholesterol

McDougall Plan reception

His eponymous 1983 diet book, The McDougall Plan, has been categorized as a fad
diet with possible disadvantages including a boring food choice, flatulence and the
risk of feeling hungry.[2] Reviewing McDougall's book, The McDougall Program for
Maximum Weight Loss, nutritionist Frederick J. Stare and epidemiologist Elizabeth
Whelan criticized its restrictive regime and "poor advice", concluding that the
diet's concepts were "extreme and out of keeping with nutritional reality".[14]

McDougall has written several books, with his wife Mary contributing recipes, that
sold more than 1.5 million copies as of 2008.[7][15]

McDougall, John; McDougall, Mary (4 June 2013). The Starch Solution. Book Pub Co.
ISBN 9781570671845.
McDougall, John (2006). Dr. McDougall's Digestive Tune-Up. New Century Publishers.
ISBN 9780832904073.
McDougall, John (1 August 1991). The McDougall Program: 12 Days to Dynamic Health.
Penguin. ISBN 9781101645116.
McDougall, John; McDougall, Mary (1 April 1995). The McDougall Program for Maximum
Weight Loss. Penguin. ISBN 9781101645123.
McDougall, John; McDougall, Mary (1 January 1997). The New McDougall Cookbook.
Plume. ISBN 9780452274655.
McDougall, John; McDougall, Mary. The McDougall Quick and Easy Cookbook. Penguin.
ISBN 9781101119174.
Jump up ^ McDougall, John A. "Dr. McDougalls Color Picture Book". Retrieved 18 May
^ Jump up to: a b Alters S, Schiff W (22 February 2012). Chapter 10: body weight
and its management. Essential concepts for healthy living (Sixth ed.). Jones &
Bartlett Publishers. p. 327. ISBN 978-1-4496-3062-1.
Jump up ^ "About Us". Dr. McDougall's Health & Medical Center.
Retrieved 2016-01-07.[self-published source?]
^ Jump up to: a b c d Gene Stone, ed. (28 June 2011). Forks over knives: the plant-
based way to health. Workman Publishing. p. 52-3. ISBN 9781615191468.
^ Jump up to: a b "Dr. McDougall, why do you act that way?". 8 (4). The McDougall
Newsletter. April 2009.[self-published source?]
Jump up ^ "Our Advisory Board". Naked Food Magazine. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
[self-published source?]
^ Jump up to: a b Robin Asbell. "Practicing What He Preaches". Better Homes and
Gardens. Archived from the original on June 17, 2008.
Jump up ^ "Executive profile John A. McDougall". Bloomberg. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
Jump up ^ Anderson, Mark (10 December 2014). "Bay Area food company to move
operations to Woodland". Sacramento Business Journal. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
Jump up ^ "Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine". Actifist Facts. Center
for Organizational Research and Education.
Jump up ^ Sunny Aslam (28 November 2001). "Vegetarian diet on solid ground, experts
say". USA Today.
Jump up ^ Tayna, Lewis. "A lawsuit claims government guidelines on cholesterol were
tainted by the egg industry". Business Insider. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
Jump up ^ "The Physicians Committee sues USDA and DHHS, exposing industry
corruption in dietary guidelines decision on cholesterol". Physicians Committee for
Responsible Medicine. 6 January 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
Jump up ^ Stare FJ, Whelan EM (1998). "Book review:The McDougall Program for
Maximum Weight Loss by John A. McDougall M.D.". Fad-Free Nutrition. Hunter House.
pp. 202203. ISBN 9780897932363.
Jump up ^ Peterson, Diane (31 May 2012). "John McDougall a true believer". The
Press Democrat.
Further reading
icon Complementary and Alternative Medicine portal
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Bijlefeld M, Zoumbaris SK (2015). "McDougall Program". Encyclopedia of diet fads:
understanding science and society (2nd ed.). Greenwood. pp. 131133. ISBN 978-1-
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